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MORE NEW FORMS FOR U.S. PETITIONS, APPLICATIONS IN 2017
On December 27, 2016, the USCIS shared with us recently updated forms that petitioners and applicants for immigration benefits should use.
Submitting the old forms could result in needless delay or refusal.
The following new forms – updated December 23, 2016 – must be submitted. An exception is Form N-565, Application for Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship Document which was updated on June 21, 2016.
Please take note that – except for the I-129F Petition for Alien Fiance(e), No Previous editions shall be accepted.
The edition date can be found at the bottom of the page on the Form and Instructions.
New edition dated 12/23/16. In the case of a lawful permanent resident (green card holder) who loses his or her green card outside the United States for example in the Philippines, he or she could go to the USCIS office at the US Embassy in Manila and request for a Travel Document instead to be admitted into the U.S. and then apply for renewal upon arrival.
New edition dated 06/21/16. No previous editions accepted. You can find the edition date at the bottom of the page on the Form and Instructions.
New edition dated 12/23/16. Previous editions dated 08/13/15, 03/26/15 and 10/23/14 also accepted. You can find the edition date at the bottom of the page on the Form and Instructions.
Authors & Contributors
Crispin R. Aranda is an established International Visa Conselor and Immigrant Advocate. He is the president of IVC and is in several migration radio programs.
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